Due to changes in the Latvian Public Procurement law, all Rail Baltica tender applications administered by RB RAIL AS onward will be processed using free of charge electronic information system and its sub-system e-tender.
On October 10, 2017, the Lithuanian Parliament with 96 votes in favour and one parliamentarian abstaining ratified agreement on development of Rail Baltica Railway Connection that was signed earlier this year in Tallinn by the Baltic Prime Ministers. The Estonian Parliament was the first to ratify the agreement at parliamentary session on June 19, 2017 with 63 votes in favour and 20 against the ratification. The Latvian Parliament followed with a unanimous vote to ratify the agreement on June 22, 2017.
Starting September, Aivar Jaeski joined the team of RB RAIL AS by taking up the position of Country Manager – Estonia and Finland. Aivar Jaeski is a former Estonian military officer with significant experience in transnational project leadership and implementation. As of October 3, 2017, he is also the Branch Manager of RB Rail AS Eesti filial which in late 2016 was registered in Estonia to promote successful project implementation operations of RB RAIL AS.
uture mobility, technologies, customers’ needs, sustainability, innovation and operational viability are the main topics discussed today by Baiba Rubesa, CEO and Chairperson of the Management Board of the joint venture RB RAIL AS, Mark Pettman, Innovation Manager of Virgin Trains East Coast and Dr. Alan James, VP Global Business Development of Hyperloop One within the panel discussion “Future on The Rails” during the transport and logistics event “Futurism Conference 2017” happening today in Tallinn, Estonia.
On August 30, 2017, a ceremonial event was held to mark the event of the first tram running on the new route between RB Ülemiste and Tallinn Lennart Meri International Airport. The new tramline is offering convenient travel alternative between the airport and the city centre for both citizens of Tallinn as well as its guests.
The joint venture RB RAIL AS established as a main coordinator of the Rail Baltica Global project implementation announces an open competition “Preparation of the operational plan of the railway” with a proposal submission deadline of September 26, 2017.
The Estonian Ministry of the Environment approved the Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) of Harju, Rapla and Pärnu county planning on August 11, 2017. According to the Ministry, the EIA meets the requirements and the effects of the route have been adequately assessed.
RB RAIL AS is currently recruiting a BIM coordinator, a spatial planning specialist, a senior railway bridge engineer and two junior railway engineers. Candidates are welcome to submit their applications by August 18, 2017.
On June 29, 2017, the open competition “Expert Services” of RB RAIL AS, a joint venture of the three Baltic States, was closed for proposal submission.
The Rail Baltica joint venture RB RAIL AS announces an open competition “Rail Baltica Infrastructure Management Study” with a proposal submission deadline of August 14, 2017.